Review of “The Accountant” (mild spoilers)

* * * B

accountantThe Accountant stars Ben Affleck as autistic accountant Christian Wolff. When he is hired by Lamar Blackburn (John “Trinity” Lithgow) to look into an anomaly in the books discovered by Dana Cummings (Anna “Jessica” Kendrick), people begin dying at the hand of Brax, an assassin played by Jon “Punisher” Bernthal. We quickly learn that there is much more to Wolff than a savant ability for accounting.

The film skillfully interleaves flashbacks to show how Wolff became the man he is with driving action sequences and an awkward romance with Cummings. The suspects behind the assassinations are slowly winnowed away. After the culprit is revealed, there is one more twist that I won’t reveal.

I really enjoyed this film. The excellent writing was backed by solid performances all around. Let’s hope the upcoming sequel is as good.

About jimbelton

I'm a software developer, and a writer of both fiction and non-fiction, and I blog about movies, books, and philosophy. My interest in religious philosophy and the search for the truth inspires much of my writing.
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